Seven tips for the perfect sauté

I’ve also decided that I’ll leave you with some cooking tips.  I haven’t done this in awhile, but I have them typed up so here you are.
Today’s tip is all about sautéing!
1. When sautéing always completely dry the meat (or fish) first.
2. Never cover something you are sautéing
3. When sautéing always use the least amount of oil possible.
4. When you sauté you do not need to stir very often.
5. When sautéing onions, you know they are ready when they are translucent.
6. When you sauté something absorbent (ex. mushrooms) add extra oil since it will drink up the oil more readily.

What tips do you want to share on sautéing?